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Professional Bookkeeping and Accounting 3 - Double Entry Accounting

A comprehensive free online course for those that want to learn about Double Entry Bookkeeping and Accounting skills

Accounting
Free Course
In this free online course, you will learn how to record and account for sales, purchase and bank transactions using double entry accounting. Do you need to understand and record transactions using T accounts and double-entry? Can you prepare a Payable or receivables control account? Are you considering a career in Bookkeeping or Accounting? Are you studying for Professional Accounting or Bookkeeping exams? THEN REGISTER NOW
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

You will learn about the accounting equation and double entry and the prepare for T-accounts. From the activities, you will get the opportunity to a) Prepare double-entry transactions and b) Prepare and record transactions in T-accounts. After this, we will then move on to recording transactions from the sales day book and the sales returns day book to the Receivables control account, the general ledger, and the memorandum ledgers.  From the activities, you can practice c)Transfer sales and sales return transactions from the daybooks to the general ledger, memorandum accounts, and receivables control account.

Next we will look at record transactions from the purchase and purchase returns prime books to the Payable's control accounts, as well as the the general ledger and the memorandum accounts.  Then you can practice the following, d)Transfer purchase and purchase returns transactions from the daybooks to the general ledger, memorandum accounts and payable's control account.

Finally, we will record transactions from the bank and cash.  This will complete the receivables and payable's control account. After this we will look at e) closing the control accounts and transfer the left and the right side of the cash books to the general ledgers. Get started with the downloadable Workbook containing the activities are used throughout this course and the answer from one activity leads into a later activity.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:


  • Explain how double-entry transactions work
  • Describe the process for preparing and recording transactions in T-accounts
  • Identify the steps involved in transferring sales and sales return transactions from the daybooks to the general ledger, memorandum accounts, and receivables control account
  • List the steps used to transfer purchase and purchase returns transactions from the daybooks to the general ledger, memorandum accounts, and payable's control account
  • Discuss the reason for transferring the left and the right side of the cash books to the general ledgers
  • Explain what happened when you close the control accounts 

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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